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Big Issue Foundation

Our mission is to connect Big Issue vendors to the vital support & specialist services that enable them to rebuild their lives & determine their own pathways to a better future.

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Donate today and give Big Issue Vendors a fighting chance this winter

What we do

What we do

We work to create opportunities that will end poverty for Big Issue vendors.
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Hand up Service

Hand up Service

Hand Up is our free service for Big Issue vendors and others in Big Issue enterprises
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2022-2023 Priorities

2022-2023 Priorities

Our activities focus on fuel poverty, wellbeing, digital inclusion and Roma support.
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Big Issue vendors in England and Wales will be back on April 12.

Give a regular gift

A monthly gift helps us to plan ahead and make long-term improvements for our vendors, vulnerable people and their families wherever and whenever it’s needed most. We can plan for the future because we know, day in day out, that we will have a steady income stream that we can rely upon.


Vendor News

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Jamie's Story
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Jamie's Story

Vendor Updates: Summer 2022
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Vendor Updates: Summer 2022

Putting His Best Foot Forward
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Putting His Best Foot Forward

Anabel's Story
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Anabel's Story

Get involved, your way

London Walk 2023

London Walk 2023

Returning March 2023, London Walk now has 3 routes: 10k, half marathon, maratahon
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Leave a legacy

Leave a legacy

Remember us in your will and help transform the lives of vulnerable people for years to come.
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Fundraise

Fundraise

Take part in one of our events, or organise your own. We have events including cycling, jogging, and more.
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Our Blog

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Changing the World One DOSE at a Time
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Changing the World One DOSE at a Time

The52Project's new book DOSE is a personal prescription for a happier life. By purchasing a copy, you will be supporting Big Issue vendors.
An Open Letter to the Chancellor for Social Tariffs
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An Open Letter to the Chancellor for Social Tariffs

We’re asking Government for discounted energy bills for low-income households.
Improving Financial and Digital Inclusion
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Improving Financial and Digital Inclusion

Connect is a new offering dedicated to the financial and digital inclusion of Big Issue vendors.


You can also donate by text

To donate £20, £10, or £5, text TBIF20, TBIF10 or TBIF5 to 70085
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